07721117 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 8 patents.

A technique for managing the streaming of digital video content to multiple clients involves identifying an attribute of a content element that is streamed to a client and selecting a protection mechanism for the content element as a function of the attribute, wherein the protection mechanism enables streaming of the content element to the clients in the event of a resource failure. In an example, the identified attribute is an indication of the popularity of the content element (e.g., as measured by the number of active streams), such that the protection mechanism is selected as a function of the popularity of the content element. In an embodiment, protection mechanisms that offer a higher level of protection are selected for the more popular content elements and protection mechanisms that offer a lower level of protection are selected for the less popular content elements.

Title
Stream control failover utilizing an attribute-dependent protection mechanism
Application Number
11/395572
Publication Number
7721117 (B2)
Application Date
March 31, 2006
Publication Date
May 18, 2010
Inventor
Neeraj K Sharma
San Jose, 95132
CA, US
Mel Oyler
San Jose, 95132
CA, US
Robert Drew Major
San Jose, 95132
CA, US
Daniel Kiewlich
San Jose, 95132
CA, US
Howard Davis
San Jose, 95132
CA, US
Glenn Connery
San Jose, 95132
CA, US
Hoi Tauw Chou
San Jose, 95132
CA, US
Kirk Blattman
San Jose, 95132
CA, US
W Paul Sherer
San Jose, 95132
CA, US
IPC
G06F 11/30
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